Design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of global decarbonisation alongside sustainable development.

Climate and development priorities are closely interlinked
Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked.

Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked. Many countries are developing strategies to integrate climate objectives into their national development goals, linking the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We support the development of national or sector specific low-emission economic development strategies and the implementation of their building blocks such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-term Low GHG Emissions Development Strategies (LTSs) under the Paris Agreement, with the aim of ensuring that climate change considerations are integrated into national as well as sector-level planning and implementation processes. This includes the analysis of mitigation options in key sectors such as power, transport, buildings, agriculture or industry and their associated climate and development benefits, the conceptualisation of policy measures and programmes and the development of associated institutional structures and capacities for their implementation. We support stakeholder-driven initiatives and collaborate closely with local experts to make best use of local, national and international knowledge and expertise in the area of climate change and sustainable development.

NewClimate experts have supported governments around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Georgia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Kenya, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

Key contacts

Frauke Röser
Frauke Röser

Thomas Day

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Associated projects

Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

The study analyses the need for and potential synergies of a stronger integration of climate and development policy. A focus is placed on the contributions of countries in the global South to the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.

Advancing the COMPASS toolbox to assess climate action

Under this project we have advanced NewClimate’s COMPASS suite of tools which are design to help analysts and decision makers navigate a range of climate action impacts.

Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy (CASE) Southeast Asia

The Clean Affordable Secure Energy (CASE) project seeks to drive the energy sector transition in four partner countries, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as well as engage with decision makers in the wider region.

Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

The project seeks to support the implementation of existing and development of new, ambitious measures and opportunities to drive climate ambition in China. Concretely, the project will support the national government as well as the governments in selected provinces through analysis, sharing of lessons learned and capacity building. A focus lies on the power and industry sectors and forging cooperation opportunities between Chinese and German/ EU players.

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The aim of the project is to create the enabling conditions to make finance flows consistent with low-carbon development pathways in three Latin American countries and to create an improved policy and regulatory framework to mobilise the investments needed to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

Implications of the decrease of RES-E and battery cost projections for the revision of the NDCs of Argentina, Mexico and Indonesia

Key mitigation technologies, i.e. renewable power generation and battery technologies, are substantially cheaper now than projected in 2015. This project investigates the potential impact of these investment cost reductions for three countries: Argentina, Mexico, and Indonesia.

De-risking renewable energy investment in South Eastern Europe

In this project, NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Agora Energiewende and local research partners, looked at the impact of de-risking measures on the financing cost of renewable energy investments in two countries in South Eastern Europe (SEE), Greece and Serbia.

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and GCOM investigates the economic, social, and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities

Overviews on sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions

NewClimate Institute, supported by GIZ, developed a series of briefing papers giving an overview of status and prospects for NDC implementation at the sector level.

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development of their climate policy planning.

Cool contributions fighting climate change

Facilitating the global transformation towards climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technologies by providing policy and technical guidance to six developing countries. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with HEAT International supported the IKI funded Cool Contributions initiative led by the GIZ with the objective to advance the global… Read More

Technology NDE for Germany

Supporting the German National Designated Entity (NDE) for technology transfer, to foster cooperation and technology transfer in support of climate policy goals. Return to all expertise and projects In a consortium led by HEAT International, NewClimate Institute was contracted by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy to support the operation of the German National… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, and Kenya with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects – A2A Phase I ran from 2016 to 2019 and was implemented by NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) part… Read More

Benefits of climate change mitigation action in cities

NewClimate Institute has partnered with C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM) to conduct a quantitative analysis of the benefits of potential climate change mitigation actions for cities.

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the leadership of the Tunisian company ALCOR on behalf of UNDP funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Good Practice Database

Identification and analysis of good practice examples from international mitigation and adaptation actions.

Global Good Practice Analysis of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs, and MRV

Identification of good practice case studies on the development and implementation of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs and MRV systems across the world

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

Support for the preparation of the INDC for the waste and agriculture sectors

Supporting the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) process in Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the preparation of the mitigation component of the INDC.

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

Assessing the achieved and missed co-benefits of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Training workshop on NAMAs in the Maldives

NewClimate Institute supported a NAMA training in the Maldives organised by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The training gave the participants an understanding of the concept of NAMAs in the international and the domestic context. It highlighted specific aspects to be considered for the development of NAMAs, for example, financing and MRV. During the… Read More

Governing NAMAs

Understanding how and where NAMAs succeed: As NAMAs are advancing from the concept phase towards operationalization a main challenge will be to ensure that this happens in an internationally coordinated manner while simultaneously allowing for diversity in national actions. Return to all expertise and projects This research project undertaken by a consortium consisting of NewClimate… Read More

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

Scaling up waste-to-energy activities in the Peruvian agricultural sector: The objective of the NAMA is to promote the scaling up of self-supply waste-to-energy technologies in the Peruvian agricultural sector to contribute to rural sustainable development and to global climate change mitigation. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop… Read More

Further reading

Landscape for mitigation action and finance in Georgia’s agriculture sector Apr 2022 - This report provides an overview of the landscape for agriculture mitigation measures for Georgia.
Sector-level policy gaps for climate change mitigation in Georgia Apr 2022 - This report provides an overview and analysis of sectoral mitigation measures for Georgia.
Landscape for mitigation and finance in Georgia’s urban mobility sector Apr 2022 - This report provides an overview of the landscape for urban mobility mitigation measures for Georgia.
Initiating a fair and inclusive energy transition in Indonesia Mar 2022 - A fair and inclusive energy transition in Indonesia: the case for phasing out coal-based power generation at Suralaya
Smoother transitions Mar 2022 - How to use benefits analysis to make climate ambition and action fairer and more inclusive
Transition risks, mitigation options, and the global protein transformation in the context of Argentina’s agriculture sector Mar 2022 - The three-part report series identifies transition risks faced by Argentina’s export-oriented agriculture industry, evaluates feasible emissions reduction options in the country’s livestock and cropping systems, and explores how a global protein transition may bring along economic opportunities for key stakeholders.
Sector level climate planning for national and international policy making Dec 2021 - A stepwise guide to policy makers on how to establish an effective sector level climate planning process.
Beyond Net Zero: Empowering Climate Mitigation by Linking to Development Goals Nov 2021 - The report identifies six ‘bridging concepts’ relevant to Southeast Asia and its net-zero efforts, while detailing their potential to accelerate the transition towards more resilient national economies.
Working Paper: Transition risks for Argentina’s agricultural sector Nov 2021 - Analysis of transition risks faced by Argentina’s export-oriented agriculture sector in the context of increasingly carbon-constrained commodity trade
NDC Update Report 2021 – Time to pull the brake Nov 2021 - The 2021 NDC Update report discusses the progressions of updated NDCs and discusses the potential of subnational actors to raise ambition and implement ambitious climate action.

Public presentations & interviews

Haciendo Realidad las Estrategias de Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones de GEI Dec 2020 - Durante este webinar se han presentado y discutido opciones para la preparación de estrategias de desarrollo bajo en emisiones de GEI en el contexto de la recuperación económica tras la pandemia de COVID-19.
Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality Nov 2020 - At this virtual event, we presented and discussed guidance for the development of long-term low GHG emission development strategies, in the context of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.